Ultimate Vape and Head Shops Guide.

Helping you feel at ease when buying marijuana-smoking merchandise from a local Smoke Shop

 

Head shops. Let’s face it, they’re not exactly riddles, wrapped in a mystery, inside an enigma. Despite strict advertising laws which limit what smoke shops can and can’t tell you, everyone, including your gran, the dullest guy in the office (you know him, the one who was sadly born without a personality), and every single anti-marijuana lobbyist will know what type of items are being sold in the dark, murky, sometimes psychedelic depths of a head shop. And you’d better believe that everyone, yes, everyone, knows that about 99.9 percent of all smoke shop customers will never use their purchased items as strictly intended, or for collection purposes only.

And that’s amazing really because none of us were raised with this knowledge. We weren’t taught about head shops at an early age by a wizened old stoner sat on a rock, toes twiddling in his hemp sandals whilst chewing on a chillum. Smoke shops weren’t ever discussed at tween sleepovers, they’ve never been covered in Chemistry 101, and there has never been an established coming of age tradition where a father can take his son to a headshop on his 18th birthday and proudly exclaim, “Son, because you are now a man, you can finally learn the secrets of the smoke shop.”

Instead, what seems to have happened is that the secretive smoke shop has been woven into the very fabrics of our folklore. The little hints that some headshops give, the brazen psychedelic colors, the peace signs, the Rastafarian colors, or the overwhelmingly dark and dingy ambiance hark back to swinging 60s. So despite most shops being emblazoned with signs screaming “TOBACCO”, “TOBACCO ONLY HERE MY FRIEND!”, we still know that they’re the places where people can go to buy a vast cornucopia of pot-smoking paraphernalia.

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But for those who have never ventured into one, and even for some ardent stoners, head shops can be daunting places to visit. How do you even go about finding if there’s one near you? How do you know if you’ve found a legitimate shop? What can or can’t you talk about when asking the staff questions and talking about their products? What are the pros and cons of visiting a smoke shop rather than buying what you need from an online headshop? Luckily, the team at Vape.net have created a handy guide to head shops which should help answer all your questions.

Why are they called head shops?

In 1911, the words “drug” and “head” were first combined by doctors to describe someone as being an addict. As many narcotics seemed to affect the brain, giving many users a cerebral high, the term stuck.

Back in the hazy days of the 1960s, White Rabbit was playing over the radio waves. The last line, “Feed your head” was interpreted as a message to go out, get high and expand your consciousness. The message was received loud and clear by the hippies and drug heads of the time, and they took that lyric and transformed it into the term “head shop” which they used, like a code, to describe tobacco shops which stocked weed-smoking accouterments. Meant to be elusive and confusing, it was never going to be the hardest code to crack by the five-oh who were always on the lookout to bust anyone smoking green or buying a water pipe, but asking for directions to the headshop was far better than blatantly asking someone “Excuse me Sir/Madam, do you happen to know where one can go to buy a bong, man?”, no matter how politely you phrased the question.

It’s also worth nothing, for balance, that some people think the term head shop came about in the 1960s thanks to acid taking aficionados who were fans of the Grateful Dead. To them, “head” is actually an acronym for “He Eats Acid Daily.” However the etymology came about, in essence, a headshop’s mission was to help its clients “feed their heads.”

Is it better to buy items from a local smoke shop rather than ordering products from an online head shop?

We’re afraid to say it, but the team at Vape.net are divided on this! Half of us think it is better, half of us don’t. We can smell the pungent whiff of a debate coming on!

The modern smoke shop – a double-edged sword

Head shops are nicer and easier to look around and you have friendly members of staff you can approach if you any questions

Head shops are a great place to go to meet like-minded people and absorb the atmosphere of our counterculture. Sure, some shops may be a bit dingy but on the whole, headshops are our Wonderland, with bright colors, an array of different textures, and a range of smells. That’s what makes local smoke shops so special, you can’t get those tangible experiences from an online head shop.

Products are always displayed nice and clearly in a head shop, so you know exactly what’s in stock, and there’s a reassurance that what’s there, is there. When you’re browsing online you sometimes find it difficult to stop perusing different online head shops for fear that you’re missing out on an amazing piece or an amazing deal and this pressure can spoil your shopping experience. In a local shop, you’re okay knowing that you’ve got to make a choice from what you see.

From our experiences, staff have always been friendly and knowledgeable about the products they stock, although we openly admit that you can only have informative conversations with them if you rigidly stick to their versions of Head shop Etiquette and basically speak in code. It is true that you can’t just openly speak about drug use, bongs, or portable marijuana vaporizers, etc. So yes, we’ve found that shopping locally is better than shopping online because you always have a staff member to approach if you have any questions. Unless an online head shop has real-time customer support via a chat room, if you have any questions you’re going to have to spend time writing an e-mail or filling in a form just to get any answers, and they usually appear as spam in your inbox a couple of days later. It’s not worth it when you can go to a smoke shop and talk to another human being.

A lot of head shops look cluttered and it’s hard to spot a really pretty piece when it’s awash in a sea of other similar products. Because most are behind the till or in glass cases, you can’t get a proper look at the items for sale, and you always feel real awkward trying to gawp behind the heads of the retail clerks without actually looking them in the eye. We don’t like the fact that we know, that they know, that we’re there looking for weed smoking paraphernalia, and it’s frustrating not being able to address it. Instead, you feel guilt rising from the pit of your stomach and you can’t concentrate. Shopping on an online head shop is so much easier, there are clear photographs and product descriptions to read, something which you don’t get in local smoke shops.

Head shops aren’t dispensaries where it’s important for the staff to be knowledgeable and passionate about marijuana. Most smoke shop owners don’t require their colleagues to know jack about how to use a bong for tobacco or herbs, let alone weed. From our personal experience and from hearsay, many workers at head shops are surly and standoffish and they aren’t eager to offer any advice if they actually had any to give. That’s not their fault, though, we can’t imagine having to deal with the wide range of folks that lurch, barge their way, or creep into smoke shops whilst carrying the weight of their oppressive State’s legal system on their shoulders. Why shop in a store whereby the owners can’t be transparent and talk about what everyone knows is going on for fear of being shut down?

This whole Head shop Etiquette thing has stemmed from the cloak and dagger aspect of shops dabbling in the cannabis industry, and it’s stuck to our counter-culture like an ugly barnacle, or Chuck Norris’s angry beard. Honestly, what’s the point of going to a shop where you can’t call things by their actual name? Why must we be mocked by the little signs reminding us and other clientele that what we’re looking at are for “collection purposes” only, and what is the point of going to a shop where you could be kicked out and banned for forgetting yourself and calling a vape pen a portable marijuana vaporizer? No-one should have to worry about being booted out of a smoke shop by a small, angry, pierced, tattooed, dreadlocked, patchouli-smelling retail girl holding a broom screaming “YOU SHALL NOT PASS!” We have our dignity, thank you. We’d rather order online.

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Head shops allow customers to hold and inspect their items before being purchased and you don’t have to wait for your items to be delivered

This is the most obvious benefit of visiting a local head shop. Why risk ordering an item that you have never seen before only to have to wait for it to be delivered? Unlike the risks of shopping for anything online which can include receiving a damaged item, finding out you’ve been sent the completely wrong thing, or, worst case scenario, nothing at all, at smoke shops you can physically touch and caress your new water pipe, or inspect the latest PMV knowing it’s in perfect condition before buying it. You can also get a great, intimate feel for your vaporizer or bubbler and it’s much easier to work out whether it’ll give you the type of smoking/vaping session you require. They say a photo can speak a thousand words, but an online head shop’s product photos are mute, they don’t even give you a true sense of the products dimensions.
It is true that you can request to hold an item when you’re in a local smoke shop, but you do so under the beady, uncomfortable glare of the shop staff. If you turn a vaporizer around in your hand to inspect it, they’re sure enough to say something like “You can’t turn it on”. If you happen to look down the tube of bong someone is bound to say something like “You can’t actually put your mouth around it”. Sigh. From our experience, we felt that if they could, most smoke shop staff would prefer to just kick you out there and then for disturbing their day. We would rather take our time without being under the gaze of a hipster who apparently has better things to do, by thoroughly researching the entire catalog of an online head shop. Reading through each and every customer review of a product is really valuable at helping you come to a decision about what you’re going to buy, which is something you don’t get in a local smoke shop. As for delivery, we’d rather wait for our item to arrive discreetly in the post than waltz home with a bag from a shop where the staff knew, that you knew that they knew, you were buying a vape pen to use with ganja juice.

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Head shops aren’t as expensive as people think. 

Head shops stock high-quality items which are priced the way they are for a reason. A Storz and Bickel vaporizer is like an iPad, and it should never be sold, brand new, for less than half its price. It’s an insult to the clever boffins who made it, and it makes no financial sense to the head shop at all. However, that being said, if you’ve done a bit of research online before heading to the smoke shop, finding out, roughly, the current market value of the vaporizer, chillum, or oil rig you’re wanting to buy, then you can always ask for a discount. You may not get one, but then again, you might. A few of our friends have managed to talk their way into receiving a huge chunk of money off their bill. Who said the art of bartering was dead?
There’s a reason why high street shops and retail estates are closing down, it’s because of the Internet. Online head shops can offer huge discounts to customers because they’re not having to rent a physical shop front and everything associated with running it, so they pass their savings on to us. Head shops might be able to give you the occasional discount if the staff there are feeling particularly charitable, but they need to keep their prices higher to make a small profit to recoup some of their losses. Local head shops will never be as affordable as online ones. Period.

Physical head shops are more trustworthy than online retailers

Local head shops remain in business because they stock high-quality products at reasonable prices, the staff are friendly and knowledgable and other customers like them, otherwise, they wouldn’t be there, they’d have gone out of business ages ago. Being able to inspect the items up close and personal, as well as being able to ask for expert advice from the shop colleagues makes them a much more trustworthy source than any online headshop.
We know that online head shops have had a bad press recently, and we admit that some of the dangers of shopping online come in the guise of fraudsters wanting to steal your money, fly-by-night companies trying to sell you knock off items, or hackers trying to make your life a misery. However, if you know what you’re doing, online shopping is a great experience, and there are ways to tell whether an online head shop is legitimate or not. Luckily, we covered all that in our Stores guide, so check it out for all the details! Just because an online head shop is relatively new or has a fantastic sale on, doesn’t mean to say it’s any less trustworthy than a local shop. Everyone has to start off somewhere and from experience, we’ve found that colleagues working for these online stores are more knowledgeable and passionate about what they do than the ones working in a local smoke shop. Just because you can’t see the staff, doesn’t mean to say that there’s no customer service. In fact, because of the sense of anonymity that comes from being online, representatives, whether it’s via online chat, e-mail, telephone or fax, don’t mind calling things the way they see them, and they can safely impart their knowledge and expertise without worry. Some don’t even mind speaking openly about marijuana use. We mean really, how can you call an online head shop untrustworthy when their reputations are built on the customer service they provide and backed up by customer reviews when local head shops have to cover up what they’re doing and can’t call a spade, a spade. That doesn’t sound very trustworthy to us.

So there you have it, smoke shops are like Marmite, you either love them, or you hate them.

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They have their pros:

  • You can inspect your items before purchasing them
  • You don’t have to wait for your items to be delivered, you can use them as soon as you get home, instant gratification!
  • Physical head shops are more affordable than people think, plus you’re supporting your local economy and local glassblowers, etc.
  • There is always going to be someone on-hand to ask questions to about the products if you have any
  • Even the atmosphere and ambiance make visiting a local head shop worth the visit

They also have their cons:

  • You must follow the store’s own Head shop Etiquette lest you be kicked out and possibly banned
  • You may feel uncomfortable walking into and browsing around a local head shop. It’s certainly not a private experience that’s for sure, and you may be mistaken for a nark or policeman if you hover too long
  • If you pay using a Credit or Debit card or check instead of cash, the head shop knows who you are and can use that against you
  • You can still be at risk from buying shoddy merchandise, just the same as if you were shopping online. Just because a shop claims that they’re selling marijuana-inhalation merchandise made in the USA or Canada, doesn’t mean it’s true. A very large percentage of pipes, bongs, bubblers and plastic vape pens are made using sweatshop labor, dangerous materials, and bad manufacturing practices

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How to: Find a great headshop

Okay, so you’ve decided to give a smoke shop a whirl. How are you going to find one where you’re not going to be bitterly disappointed or feel uncomfortable whilst getting a good deal?

Preparation

  1. Use a site like Headshop Finder to find head shops located near you.
  2. Browse the sites and pick out a couple of smoke shops which really stand out to you. Maybe a customer comment will catch your eye, mentioning how great an atmosphere a shop has, or how comfortable the staff make their customers feel. Or maybe you’re just like some of the Vape.net team who are magpies and love anything shiny, so the photographs may have drawn you in.
  3. Research each shop. A brilliant and legitimate head shop will always have positive, but honest reviews from previous customers, so it’s always worth checking the shop’s website or business review sites like Yelp, Google, or the Better Business Bureau. These snippets of information are valuable as they’ll reveal whether the staff working there are polite, passionate about weed, and knowledgeable about their range of products. You will also get insight into whether the products are high-quality, that their range is good, whether it’s a nice environment to buy from, or if there is an etiquette to follow.
  4. You will want to have some knowledge of what the fair market price is for the items you’re looking to buy (so that you can negotiate on the cost when you get to the store) and what to be looking for whilst shopping (so you know whether you’re buying a high-quality piece or not). Check out our guide on how to tell whether an item is worth the money.
  5. Set a budget.
  6. Learn the lingo:

 

Headshop Etiquette – The Dos and Don’ts of a Smoke Shop

Wait. What?! An etiquette? In a glorified Pot Shop?

Surprising, isn’t it? We stoners actually have protocol and formalities! Yes, a lot of head shops have an etiquette to follow, which, as we discovered earlier, stems from the shady history of enjoying cannabis back in the 60s. Unfortunately, because there’s a restriction of terms which the government or owners of the smoke shops themselves consider being indications that what people are buying is going to be used for illegal activity, you can’t just come out and say what you want. However, it is worth remembering that whilst most established head shops have an unwritten, unspoken code of conduct, many new and contemporary smoke shops, typically in the States where marijuana or at least medicinal marijuana is legal, forego these formalities. That’s why it’s important to check whether you’ll need to be discreet or not, at your chosen head shop. 

  • Can I check out that Bong, please? – No, you can’t, because that’s actually a Water Pipe
  • Can I take a closer look at that Chillum, please? – No, you can’t, because that’s a Tasting Pipe
  • Hey, can I have a couple of packs of those Joint Papers? – Er, no, these are just Cigarette Papers, no bud here Sir, just tobacco
  • Do you stock Apogee Bongs? – No, those don’t exist, what we do have though are these lovely Incense Holders though
  • I need something to help me Pass a Drug Test – Woah, woah, woah, what you actually need is a Detox System
  • Could I buy that Weed Pipe right there? No, because that’s actually a Hand Pipe
  • What about Kief Boxes or Kief Presses, do you sell those? No, just these Pollen Boxes, or Pollen Presses
  • Which Hash Bell would you recommend? – None, however, this Skillet is pretty good
  • I’m looking for a pipe which I can use with Hash or Butane Oil – No you’re not, you’re looking for a pipe that can be used with Concentrates

If you are ever in doubt about what to call an item, simply point at it and ask, the employee of the shop will know what the right language is for the item in question.

Also, never come in with your own items, most head shop staff will flip out if they see you coming in with a vape pen or a downstem. They’re worried that because they’re not brand new, they’ll have traces of illegal substances on them, and they don’t want anything to do with that. So if you’re searching for a replacement part to your pot smoking paraphernalia, just come in with a piece of paper with the brand/dimensions/etc. that you’re looking for.

Never ask for weed hookups

Treat all items like they were your baby!

Never put your lips to bongs or turn vaporizers on.


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Arriving at the shop

  1. The very first thing most shops will do is ask you for your valid ID (being valid means that the ID is original, is still in-date, has a clear photograph, and, if you use a Credit or Debit card, the name matches the plastic). Shopkeepers need to verify that you’re above the age of 18, 19 in some States, unless you appear to be over the age of 35, then you just look old! You should be prepared to show your ID to the clerk immediately and it shows them that you understand how things work and that you’re a serious customer. If you don’t have any ID on you, don’t bother going in. Remember, smoke shop staff don’t want to A) lose their business and B) go to jail because some sneaky underage delinquent has slipped through their fingers and managed to buy a bong, hence why having ID is so important.
  2. Check yourself before you wreck yourself! Don’t forget the lingo or the etiquette.
  3. It’s always worth being on the look-out for oddly shaped items, unsteady bases, or scratched items which don’t affect the performance of a piece, but could warrant a discount. It’s really worth a try, what have you got to lose?

What to do if you’re asked to leave

Just do as the store clerk asks, even if they’re being particularly rude or smug about it. They have their rules to follow, so it’s not worth wasting your breath trying to argue with them. Remember, the rules which govern the use of a tobacco license are very strict, head shops must maintain certain records, have certain signage and conform to certain language requirements when dealing with their clients. If an undercover cop was skulking about, which they often do, and they overhear you talking about joint papers, kief presses or bongs, well then, like the hippies and potheads of the 1960s, you might as well hang a sign around your head saying “I <3 Pot and I want to be arrested”. Not only that, the headshop could be closed down and taken to court. Headshops like we mentioned before, are a bit of a dicey experience.

If I’m asked to leave, does that mean I’m banned from coming back?

Don’t worry, if you’ve been banned from a headshop, you’ll know about it. The staff will make is explicitly clear. To get permanently banned will have meant that you’ve committed a truly outrageous offense, so if you’re only asked to leave, don’t worry about it. Just come back at a later date, and don’t repeat what it was which got you kicked out in the first place. And remember:

“It’s nothing personal, [the headshop] just has to cover their asses and oblige by the restrictions put upon them by the government to stay in business. So long as you return with the intent of using their products to inhale some legal carcinigenic insecticide, you’ll be more than welcome back.” – LibertyLover, Marijuana.com forum user.

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How to deal with a refund

It’s worth mentioning that on the whole, just like online head shops, smoke shops do not offer refunds, in particular, they will not take back used glass items due to hygiene reasons and of course, in case they’ve been covered in illegal resin. Some friendly, more relaxed shops will offer a goodwill gesture, or give you store credit, but, on the whole, if an item isn’t what you expected, if it breaks or turns out to be a forgery, your luck is out, your money’s wasted. Unlike a regular retail store in which you know ahead of time that defective products are going to be refunded or replaced, head shops and smoke shops rarely, if ever, back their products.Whilst this is unfair, we can appreciate why it’s done. Because of the cloak and dagger aspect of head shops, most employees won’t take the risk or swapping your broken item for a new one, even if you only left the store 15 minutes earlier, just in case. Here are a few tips to try and help you protect your investment when bought from a local smoke shop:
  1. If a member of staff verbally states that something you’re buying can be returned for a refund or exchange, ask them to write that on the back of the receipt, and sign and date it
  2. Whatever you’re buying carefully examine it before you purchase. If it’s an appliance like a vaporizer ask them to unbox the product and plug it in to test it before you fork over your hard earned cash
  3. If you must use plastic, purchase your items using a Credit or Debit card that has a built-in dispute function so you can challenge a transaction if the store sells you a bad product and refuses to refund it
  4. When you get home to use your water pipe or vape pen, take it for a dry run first. Don’t put any marijuana in the item, just test it first, either with flame and some loose tobacco, or with a nicotine free e-Liquid, etc. That way if your item is faulty from the start, the store can’t hide behind the “We can’t take this back, you used an illegal substance in it” excuse. You can even film yourself doing this, as further proof that you didn’t taint the piece with green.

Recommended headshops in America

The best three head shops per State. Please let us know if you others to recommend.

 

Alaska

Up In Smoke

12812 Old Glenn Hwy

Eagle River, AK 99577

(907) 622 4545

 

Wild Thangz

244 S Sylvan Rd

Wasilla, AK 99654

(907) 357 4909

 

Really Neat Stuff

760 Pearl Drive

Anchorage, AK 99518

(907) 337 1034

Alabama

Organic Hippie

5026 Vaughn Rd

Montgomery, AL 36116

(334) 215 5050

 

Voodoo Willy’s Smoke Hut

1784 Highway 72 E

Huntsville, AL 35811

(256) 852 0510

 

White Rabbit

7829 Moffett Road

Semmes, AL 36575

(251) 649 6221

Arkansas

WonderLand

5917 Central Avenue

Hot Springs, AR 71913

 

Happy Daze

2704 West Walnut Street

Rogers, AR 72756

(479) 372 6138

 

Abby Road North

5304 Macarthur Drive

North Little Rock, AR 72118

(501) 771 7766

Arizona

24 Hour Munchies

8925 North 43 Avenue, Suite #1

Phoenix, AZ 85051

 

American Owned Smoke Shop

9333 East Apache Trail, #122

Mesa, AZ 85208

(480) 236 3682

 

Tilly’s Smoke Shop

2636 Highway 95 #24

Bullhead City, AZ 86442

(928) 758 2000

California

Two Sons Variety Store

1493 Northcrest Dr

Crescent City, CA 95531

(707) 464 7645

 

A-1 Smoke Shop

1932 Irving St

San Francisco, CA 94122

(415) 564 3933

 

Aztec Smoke Shop

5969 El Cajon Blvd

San Diego, CA 92115

(619) 229 1285

Colarado

B Street Smoke Shop

2051 B Street

Colorado Springs, CO 80923

(719) 576 1448

 

High Society Smoke Shop

608 9th Avenue

Longmont, CO 80501

(303) 682 8876

 

Higher Education

1240 West Elizabeth Street

Fort Collins, CO 80521

(970) 493 0264

Connecticut

Old Glory

151 Washington Avenue

North Haven, CT 6473

(203) 239 3131

 

Moonflower Boutique

310 Main Street

Manchester, CT 6040

(860) 643 4381

 

Keep It Rollin’ Smoke Shop

274 Middle Street

Bristol, CT 6010

(860) 845 8062

District of Columbia

Bazaar Atlas

2405 18th Street

Washington, DC 20009

(202) 332 4911

 

Havana Max

3249 M Street NW

Washington, DC 20007

(202) 337 8897

 

Shiva

2438 18th Street NW

Washington, DC 20009

(202) 387 8400

Delaware

Dragon’s Lair Inc.

18388 Coastal Plaza

Lewes, DE 19958 

(302) 644 4620

Florida

Riki Tiki Tatu

977645 O/S Hwy.

Key Largo, FL 33037

(305) 852 2001

 

A Hidden Treasure

4457 Purdy Lane

West Palm Beach, FL 33406

(561) 594 9381

 

Modern Cultures

6671 West Indiantown Road, #50-179

Jupiter, FL 33458

(561) 827 5500

Georgia

Bee’s Smoke Shop

4706 Woodstock Road, Suite B

Roswell, GA 30075

(770) 837 2056

 

It’s All Guci Smoke Shop

2995 Johnson Ferry Road, Suite 250

Marietta, GA 30062

(770) 992 2060

 

ATL Smoke Buckhead

3232-B Roswell Road

Atlanta, GA 30305

(404) 600 3218

Hawaii

Fly Hi Hawaii

590 Farrington Hwy, Suite 518

Kapolei, HI 96707

(808) 674 4359

 

Hawaiian Holy Smokes Maui

320 Ohukai Road, #404

Kihei, HI 96753

(808) 879 2826

 

Westside Vibes

1087 Limahana Place

Lahaina, HI 96761

(808) 667 1900

Iowa

Weasel’s Den

608 South Oak St.

Iowa Falls, IA 50126

(641) 648 7420

 

The Hazy Hideaway

49 Kirkwood Court SW

Cedar Rapids, IA 52404

(319) 364 4497

 

4 Treasures

3800 Merle Hay Road, Suite 420

Des Moines, IA 50310

Idaho

Smoking Dog

600 North Main Street

Hailey, ID 83333

(208) 806 0293

 

The Vapor Door

1733 West Broadway

Idaho Falls, ID 83402

(208) 522 4189

208 Smoke Shop

2703 N Aster Ave

Boise, ID 83704

(208) 477 1828

 

 

 

Illinois

 

 

Adams Apple

6229 N California Ave # 3

Chicago, IL 60659

(773) 465 9777

 

Hippie Daze

1508 West Blvd

Belleville, IL 62221

(618) 277 3293

 

Oregon Smoke Shop

210 South 4th Street

Oregon, IL 61061

(815) 732 2400

 

Indiana

 

 

420

107 North Dunn Street

Bloomington, IN 47408

(812) 333 9420

 

 

Cosmic Harvey’s

2607 East Markland Avenue

Kokomo, IN 46901

(765) 457 9399

 

Rainbow Palace

5719 St. Joe Road

Fort Wayne, IN 46835

(260) 484 4711

 

 

Kansas

 

 

 

42 Degrees Below

1203 East Douglas Avenue

Wichita, KS 67211

(316) 264 4200

 

Third Planet

846 Massachusetts Street

Lawrence, KS 66044

(785) 331 0880

 

Pack Rat Smokes

1220 West Crawford Street

Salina, KS 67401

(785) 493 8189

 

 

Kentucky

Herbal Awakening

101 Woodhill Lane

Frankfort, KY 40601

(502) 382 0883

 

Behind Closed Doors

800 Finn Hill Drive

Danville, KY 40422

 

Purple Haze

1236 Versailles Rd

Lexington, KY 40508

(859) 225 1111

Louisiana

 

 

 

Happy Hookah

511 Toulouse Street

New Orleans, LA 70130

(504) 281 4602

 

 

Ra Shop

3812 Veterans Blvd

Metairie, LA 70002

(504) 889 8436

 

Bella Sunrise Tobacco LLC

6010 Jones Creek Rd.

Baton Rouge, LA 70817

(225) 302 7950

Maryland

Down Under of Hampden

3998 Roland Avenue

Baltimore, MD 21211

(443) 681 6936

 

Outer Limit Smoke Shop

7913 Pulaski Highway

Rosedale, MD 21237

(410) 238 1633

 

Tammy’s Cool Things

2281 Ocean Gateway

Trappe, MD 21673

(410) 476 3300

Massachusettses

Blue Moon

470 Commonwealth Avenue

Boston, MA 2215

(781) 241 2177

 

 

 

 

House Of La Rue

244 Commercial Street

Provincetown, MA 2657

(508) 487 1969

 

 

Melting Pot

1647 Blue Hill Avenue

Mattapan, MA 2126

(617) 298 2288

Maine

Herbal Tea & Tobacco

44 Main St

Bangor, ME 4401

(207) 942 2201

 

Awear 4 Hemp

19 Exchange Street

Portland, ME 4101

(207) 253 1655

 

The Sensi Side

185 Broadway St.

Farmington, ME 4939

(207) 778 0800

Michigan

2 Fat Guys & A Pipe

17107 Ecorse Road

Allen Park, MI 48101

(313) 383 6566

 

Nirvana

157 West 29th Street

Holland, MI 49423

(616) 355 9911

 

BDT Smoke Shops – Roseville

27419 Gratiot Ave

Roseville, MI 48066

(586) 776 5233

Minnesota

Last Place on Earth

120 East Superior Street

Duluth, MN 55802

(218) 727 1244

 

In A Fish Bowl

13722 Nicollet Avenue

Burnsville, MN 55337

(952) 707 1960

 

The Hideaway

16040 Cedar Avenue South

Rosemount, MN 55068

(952) 432 6777

Missouri

18+ Smoke Shop

4037 Broadway

Kansas City, MO 64111

(816) 756 5151

 

Area 51

6925 Gravois Avenue

Saint Louis, MO 63116

(314) 353 5192

 

Aardvarx

17 North 10th Street

Columbia, MO 65203

(573) 874 8600

Mississippi

Sensations

4061 Highway 373

Columbus, MS 39705

(662) 434 8599

 

The Smokestack

206 West Main Street

West Point, MS 39773

(662) 494 5774

 

The Handy Pantry

2425 West 4th Street

Hattiesburg, MS 39401

(601) 582 3211

Montana

Cold Smoke Tobacco

1010 Grand Avenue, # E

Billings, MT 59102

(406) 252 0470

 

Poppy’s Mini Mart- Puff-n-stuff

606 15th Street South

Great Falls, MT 59405

(406) 268 1248

 

The Hippi Hut

2327 Hwy 2 East

Kalispell, MT 59901

(406) 755 6653

North Carolina

 

 

 

Bearfoot’s Tobacco & Novelty

5391 Ramsey Street

Fayetteville, NC 28311

(910) 499 0151

 

 

Fabulous Finds

5801 Castle Hayne Rd

Castle Hayne, NC 28429

 

Happy Daze Tobacco Accessories

620 Gastonia Hwy

Bessemer City, NC 28016

(704) 629 3232

North Dakota

Discontent

514 East Main Avenue

Bismarck, ND 58501

(701) 221 3007

 

 

 

 

Pyromaniac’s Tobacco Shop/Space Hookah Bar

4900 13th Avenue South

Fargo, ND 58103

 

 

 

Nebraska

Whirligigs Emporium

121 South 5th Street

Beatrice, NE 68310

(402) 806 4383

 

Gypsies Smoke Shop

109 West 11th Street

South Sioux City, NE 68741

(402) 987 5519

 

13 In The Market Smoke Shop

1125 Jackson Street

Omaha, NE 68105

New Hampshire

Broom Closet

36 Main Street

Littleton, NH 3561

(603) 444 9800

 

Goodtimes Smoke Shop

817 Elm St

Manchester, NH 3101

(603) 647 0866

 

Derry Smoke Shop

40 Crystal Drive

Derry, NH 3038

(603) 432 5007

New Jersey

Amsterdam Smoke Shop

29 Easton Avenue

New Brunswick, NJ 8901

(732) 246 2334

 

Chillin’ Out Smoke Shop

607 Westfield Avenue

Elizabeth, NJ 7208

(973) 420 2459

 

 

Frolic on the Pike

918 Whitehorse Pike

Oaklyn, NJ 8107

(856) 854 0100

 

 

New Mexico

 

 

 

Amsterdam Attic

9421 Coors Blvd, Suite A

Albuquerque, NM 87114

(505) 792 7828

 

 

Area 420

203 West McGaffey

Roswell, NM 88203

(575) 627 0125

 

CJ’s Smoke Shop

508 Historic U.S. 66

Moriarty, NM 87035

(505) 832 1518

Nevada

Aces High Tobacco & Gifts

7240 West Lake Mead Blvd

Las Vegas, NV 89128

(702) 433 4202

 

 

 

 

Art Dogs & Grace

218 Vassar St

Reno, NV 89502

(775) 324 2787

 

 

Precious Slut 1

401 South Frontage Road

Pahrump, NV 89048

(775) 751 2268

New York

2nd Ave Smoke Shop

89 2nd Avenue

New York, NY 10003

(212) 253 0848

 

Bedford Exotics

195 Bedford Avenue

Brooklyn, NY 11211

(646) 299 9629

 

Dazed & Confuzed Smoke Shop

1308 Buffalo Road

Rochester, NY 14624

(585) 235 7775

Ohio

Daystar Boutique

15798 Lorain Ave

Cleveland, OH 44111

(216) 941 4144

 

Catch a Fire Smoke Shop

1880 North High Street

Columbus, OH 43210

 

Cincy Smoke Shop

11935 Hamilton Avenue

Cincinnati, OH 45231

(513) 510 4855

Olklahoma

Exhale Vapor & Smoke Shop

10401 South Pennsylvania Avenue

Oklahoma City, OK 73159

(405) 378 2345

 

Fun Stuff

22 South Adair

Pryor, OK 74361

(918) 825 1222

 

Oz

2629 East 15th Street

Tulsa, OK 74104

(918) 398 7950

Oregon

82nd Avenue Tobacco & Pipe Ltd

400 SE 82nd Avenue

Portland, OR 97216

(503) 255 9987

 

Dizzy’s Smoke Shop

1051 Commercial Street SE

Salem, OR 97302

(503) 585 0050

 

Happy Hippy

490 East Lane Suite 8

Ontario, OR 97914

(541) 823 1401

Pennsylvania

1 Stop Smoke Shop

10103 Verree Road

Philadelphia, PA 19116

(267) 388 7119

 

Custom Blends

1895 York Road #D

Gettysburg, PA 17325

(717) 338 9300

 

Dragon Chasers Emporium

Farilane Village Mall

Pottsville, PA 17901

(570) 628 4372

Rhode Island

Green Side Up Gallery

224 Thayer Street

Providence, RI 2906

 

Ethnic Concepts East

38 Broadway

Newport, RI 2840

(401) 849 3704

 

Ohkeedoke Smoke Shop

578 North Main Street

Woonsocket, RI 2895

(401) 216 6121

South Carolina

Dream It @ Coastal Grand Mall

2000 Coastal Grand Circle

Myrtle Beach, SC 29577

(603) 401 0983

 

Island Tobacco

808 Folly Rd

Charleston, SC 29412

(843) 225 5202

 

Shamans Smoke Shop

1731 North Main Street, #F

Summerville, SC 29483

(843) 871 2233

Tennessee

Flashback

1817 Cumberland Ave

Knoxville, TN 37916

(865) 544 0253

 

Fantasy Smoke Shop

97 Wallace Road, Suite 002

Nashville, TN 37211

 

Highland Smoke Shop

571 South Highland

Memphis, TN 38111

(901) 458 5511

Texas

 

 

 

3Dimension Smoke Shop

5913 East Lancaster Avenue

Fort Worth, TX 76112

(817) 457 3413

 

 

BC Smoke Shop

2001 Guadalupe Street

Austin, TX 78705

(512) 474 0420

 

Bizarre Bazaar

12344 Gulf Fwy

Houston, TX 77034

(713) 944 1957

Utah

 

 

 

Aztec Highway

89 West 3300 South

Salt Lake City, UT 84115

(801) 466 2235

 

 

Deja Vu

1230 Newgate Mall

Ogden, UT 84405

(801) 399 1376

 

Beirut Smoke Shop

545 South State Street

Clearfield, UT 84015

(801) 825 3856

Virginia

Kulture

2 1/2 N 18th St

Richmond, VA 23223

(804) 644 5044

 

Space Station

3416 N Military Hwy

Norfolk, VA 23518

(757) 853 9420

 

 

 

 

Inside Out Inc.

5411 Williamson Road, Suite #1669

Roanoke, VA 24012

(540) 265 4527

 

 

 

Verhmont

Bern Gallery

135 Main St

Burlington, VT 5401

(802) 865 0994

Fired Up

370 South Barre Road

Barre, VT 5641

(802) 479 0438

 

Sali Mander

34 State Street

Montpelier, VT 5602

Washington

Evergreen Bud And Glass

1956 1st Ave South

Seattle, WA 98134

(206) 623 3792

 

House Of Smoke

6721 NE Fourth Plain

Vancouver, WA 98665

(360) 695 3395

 

Fire and Earth

322 4th Ave E

Olympia, WA 98501

(360) 705 3976

Wisconsin

Closet Classics

1000 East North Avenue

Milwaukee, WI 53212

(414) 265 1950

 

B.C. Creations

102 N. Main St.

Black Creek, WI 54106

(920) 984 9318

 

Azara

624 Water Street

Eau Claire, WI 54701

(715) 514 5485

West Virginia

Bonker’s

1 Mall Road

Barboursville, WV 25504

 

Charlie Brown’s Store

15949 Charles Town Rd

Charles Town, WV 25414

(304) 725 7861

 

Eclipse Head Shop

279 Mall Drive

Martinsburg, WV 25401

(304) 263 9982

Wyoming

Mellow Yellow

1708 East Grand Avenue

Laramie, WY 82070

(307) 721 3190

 

Rose Petal

634 Pilot Butte Avenue

Rock Springs, WY 82901

(307) 382 6484

 

Rwayo’s

530 North Broadway

Riverton, WY 82501

(307) 857 7040

 

 

So there you have it, our glorious guide to traversing the potentially perilous and rather secretive world of the head shop. Even though we’ve learned that you’re either going to love them or hate them, head shops are a part of our culture, and they should be visited at least once to help support your local artisans and economy. For instant gratification, buying items from a smoke shop is the only way to satiate your needs, but remember, refunds are tricky to get, so always take your time when mulling over what item to buy. The whole Headshop Etiquette seems to be slowing down as newer, more laidback, contemporary smoke shops pop up across the US, but it’s worth learning the jargon just in case you need it. And remember, every head shop is unique, so their policies are unique too.

If you have any queries relating to head shops that haven’t been covered here, drop us a line, and we’ll respond to you as soon as we have answers. Thanks for taking the time to read this guide, and now we wish you luck on your mission to finding the perfect headshop for you.